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UX Designer

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Our client is looking for a UX Designer specializing in Mobile and Tablet. This is a full-time, 6 month project in Minneapolis, MN.

Project Description:
This contractor will support the ‘In store experience for POS’: This role will be employee facing, and will help in design for the experience for Tablet view.

Responsible for working with project teams to design and deliver high quality client-centered, effective, consistent and usable interfaces.

The ideal candidate would have 3-5 years of experience designing interfaces for MOBILE products and/or services and feel comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.

Major Job Duties and Responsibilities:
● Create high fidelity, designed wireframes
● Develop conceptual UI models
● Define user tasks and interaction flows
● Create screen-level interaction designs
● Write user interface specifications that capture proposed designs in detail
● Work with a multi-disciplinary team to evaluate the feasibility of proposed solutions
● Provide feedback to development team on execution of HTML and functionality of your designs
● Participate in brainstorming and driving new features for mobile website enhancements
• Works closely with business analysts, business sponsors, project managers and IT teams to obtain and understand business requirements.
• Creates the design of user interface specifications, by applying client research, design standards, industry best practices, taking into account strategic business objectives, user needs, systems constraints.
• Participates in design review sessions with project teams, acquiring consensus and getting approvals on designs and documentation.
• Executes business acceptance test cases and testing
• Works with the project managers to ensure that usability deliverables accommodate project timelines, budgets, technical and scope constraints
• Contributes to the development, maintenance, and continuous improvement of efficient and effective usability methodology/process, documentation, workflow, ROI, metrics and design standards.
• Continuously develops self by staying current of industry trends and best practices.
• Acts as a user experience advocate regarding principles of user experience and user-centered design.

MUST Haves:
● Education/Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree in human factors/usability or related discipline.
• 5-7 years related experience
● CANDIDATE MUST HAVE MOBILE EXPERIENCE, SPECIFICALLY TABLET (3+ YEARS)
• Experience with both large and small scale online projects – full project lifecycle – Preferred
• Experience with financial/investment/insurance applications – Preferred
• Experience working within a large organization – Preferred
1-3 years experience working in eCommerce environment
● Minimum of 3 years experience designing (visual and/or wireframes) mobile applications and/or mobile website
•Information Architecture Experience – 4+ years
● -ex. Wireframes, user flows, site maps
• Proven understanding of user-centered design techniques & demonstrated ability to incorporate UCD principles into the architecture and design of user interfaces
• Demonstrated ability in gathering and translating requirements from business sponsors, SMEs, users, and business analysts etc
• Experience applying usability testing techniques and principles
• Experience applying a web design standard
• Knowledge of web client technologies (browsers, HTML,CSS)
• Excellent communication and presentation skills and the ability to articulate ideas effectively
• Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop - Preferred
• An understanding of accessibility design issues - Preferred
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in project teams
• Strong ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
• Strong detail orientation, and a passion for consistency
Advocate for the user and user experience practices
● Strong visual design skills
● Ability to translate business requirements into usable, beautiful designs
● Ability to follow and translate brand standards into effective design solutions
● Ability to create low fidelity wireframes and high fidelity designs
● Ability to produce and deliver work on a weekly basis, in an agile work environment

Technologies
1. Axure
2. HTML
3. Photoshop
4. CSS
5. Adobe

Soft Skills:
1. Good sense of Humor
2. Communication
3. Presentation skills
4. Excellent verbal and written communication skills
5. Attention to Detail

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